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Macmillan Higher Education

The Communal Age in Western Europe, c.1100-1800

Towns, Villages and Parishes in Pre-Modern Society

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Palgrave

Pages: 168
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Studies in European History

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07 June 2013

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An essential introductory survey of the towns, villages and parishes in which people lived in the medieval and early modern periods. Beat Kumin assesses the similarities, differences and the wider significance of these...

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An essential introductory survey of the towns, villages and parishes in which people lived in the medieval and early modern periods. Beat Kumin assesses the similarities, differences and the wider significance of these communities for European society prior to 1800.

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Incorporates a vast range of primary sources and secondary literature in English, French, German and Italian
Reviews key historiographical debates on communalism, republicanism and early modern change

List of Figures
Editors' Preface
Preface
Notes on the Text
Introduction
PART I: CASE STUDIES
1. The Italian City
2. The Village in the Holy Roman Empire
3. The English Parish
PART II: LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
4. Communal Cultures
5. Interactions
PART III: ASSESSMENT
6. Perceptions and Debates
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index.

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Beat Kumin is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick, UK.

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Beat Kumin is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick, UK.

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